Alexis Sanchez is yet to sign a new contract at Arsenal, but the Gunners, who are aware of interest from all over Europe, are preparing to break the bank to replace the Chilean if he doesn’t extend his stay at the club.
Although Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis will stay at the Emirates next season, keeping him might prove to be a very difficult task.
Sanchez has often looked fed up at Arsenal with his antics on the pitch as well as on the training ground, where he had a bust-up with the captain Koscielny. The ever growing interest from big clubs like Bayern, PSG, Juventus and Chelsea has further added to the problems for Arsene Wenger.
Sanchez has one year left on his current contract, and if he doesn’t put pen to paper soon, Arsenal might not be left with too many options but to sell him.
Therefore, Gunners are now working on Alexis’s replacement, to be well prepared for next season. It is rumored that Arsenal have registered their interest in signing Los Blancos’ want-away forward Alvaro Morata.
The Real Madrid striker is already on the radar of many clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United. To beat the tough competition and sign the Spaniard, Arsenal are ready to break their transfer record, as per The Sun.
The Gunners’ most expensive transfer brought them the German wizard, Mesut Ozil, at a cost of £42m . It is believed that Alvaro Morata would cost around £50m, meaning Arsenal will need to break the bank.
Alvaro Morata has been on fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s starting lineup, due to Karim Benzema being preferred over him.
Written by Shorya Panwar
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